Journal article

ATALUREN TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH NONSENSE MUTATION DYSTROPHINOPATHY

Katharine Bushby, Richard Finkel, Brenda Wong, Richard Barohn, Craig Campbell, Giacomo P Comi, Anne M Connolly, John W Day, Kevin M Flanigan, Nathalie Goemans, Kristi J Jones, Eugenio Mercuri, Ros Quinlivan, James B Renfroe, Barry Russman, Monique M Ryan, Mar Tulinius, Thomas Voit, Steven A Moore, H Lee Sweeney Show all

MUSCLE & NERVE | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Dystrophinopathy is a rare, severe muscle disorder, and nonsense mutations are found in 13% of cases. Ataluren was developed to enable ribosomal readthrough of premature stop codons in nonsense mutation (nm) genetic disorders. METHODS: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study; males ≥ 5 years with nm-dystrophinopathy received study drug orally 3 times daily, ataluren 10, 10, 20 mg/kg (N=57); ataluren 20, 20, 40 mg/kg (N=60); or placebo (N=57) for 48 weeks. The primary endpoint was change in 6-Minute Walk Distance (6MWD) at Week 48. RESULTS: Ataluren was generally well tolerated. The primary endpoint favored ataluren 10, 10, 20 mg/kg versus placebo; the week 48 6MWD Δ=..

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